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NES Archon: The Light and the Dark

  • Platform: NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Abbreviation: archon
  • Display name: Archon: The Light and the Dark
  • Goodtools name: Archon

[Tier: Vault][Fastest Completion]NES Archon: The Light and the Dark (USA) in 01:10.0 by MESHUGGAH.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-12-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 1.92 MB, length: 02:06)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 2.26 MB, length: 02:06)
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Submission #3756 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2124 (01:15.39)
Rating: 4.9 (11 votes)
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- Genre: Strategy
Archon: The Light and the Dark is Battle Chess to the extreme. Instead of just capturing the opponent's piece like a wimp, upon confrontation, the two pieces are placed in a "combat arena" in which they must fight to the death. The game is won when either all of the opponent's pieces are defeated or all five Magic Squares are held at once.

Like in the previous movie, author MESHUGGAH uses the latter to complete the game, this time 5.39 seconds faster thanks to better luck manipulation and strategy.


[Tier: Vault]NES Archon: The Light and the Dark (USA) in 01:15.39 by TwistedEye.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2012-11-08)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 1.60 MB, length: 02:02)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 1.85 MB, length: 02:02)
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Submission #1677 — Author's comments
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Rating: 4.7 (8.5 votes)
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- Genre: Strategy

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Archon: The Light and the Dark is Battle Chess to the extreme. Instead of just capturing pieces like a wimp, upon confrontation, the two pieces are placed in a 'combat arena' in which they must fight to the death. To win, you either have to defeat all of your opponents pieces or hold all five Magic Squares at one time. The author, Twisted Eye, chooses the latter to complete the game in 1:15.51.
#2679201144417074 - Archon comparison MESHUGGAH WIP4
Archon_comparison_MESHUGGAH_WIP4_4735.fm2 (69.6kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2012-11-20 15:21:47 by MESHUGGAH (344 files)
For NES Archon: The Light and the Dark (3 files)
In 01:18.79 [4735 frames], 7102 rerecords)
8626 views, 371 downloads
My WIP4 run with an additional waiting time and pressing select at the very first non lag frame to bring the credits faster
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#2679185109268704 - Archon comparison TwistedEye
Archon_comparison_TwistedEye_4818.fm2 (70.9kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2012-11-20 15:20:44 by MESHUGGAH (344 files)
For NES Archon: The Light and the Dark (3 files)
In 01:20.17 [4818 frames], 216 rerecords)
8647 views, 405 downloads
TwistedEye's submitted run with an additional waiting time and pressing select at the very first non lag frame to bring the credits faster
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#2678956056420939 - Archon WIP4
MESHUGGAH_ARCHON_WIP4.fm2 (65.4kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2012-11-20 15:05:53 by MESHUGGAH (344 files)
For NES Archon: The Light and the Dark (3 files)
In 01:14.01 [4448 frames], 7101 rerecords)
8650 views, 407 downloads
Improves TwistedEye's submission in terms of showing the "end game" text
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